Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Principles and Practices - June 25

orsake the World

If you wish devotion to be born in your heart, the love of God to grow, together with the desire for Divine things, cleanse your soul from every desire and self-seeking so that nothing of the kind remains with you. Live in this world as if God and your soul only were in it; that your heart may be a captive to no earthly thing.

-St. John of the Cross.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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